Colgate's On-Demand Shuttle can be booked by visitors or members of the community for trips between campus and Syracuse or Utica.

Winter Break Transportation

December 17 & 18 (Departures) and January 22 & 23 (Returns)

Colgate is offering on-demand transit to the Syracuse airport and train station (which serves Greyhound, Megabus, and Trailways) at a reduced price of $25 on Friday (12/17) (noon and 4 p.m. ) and Saturday (12/18) (8 a.m. and noon) for departing students. 

Return pick-ups are on Saturday (1/22) and Sunday (1/23) at 12:00 p.m. [airport], 12:30 p.m. [train] or 5:00 p.m. [airport], 5:30 p.m.[train].  All pick-ups and drop-offs are at Donovan's Pub, James C. Colgate Building. 

Please note that payment must be received prior to 12/16. Call 315-228-4287 to make a payment. 

Make reservations via Google Form or by email to no later than Thursday, December 9th. Any reservation made after 12/9 cannot be guaranteed.

All other times may be serviced upon request via On-Demand at the normal On-Demand shuttle pricing.  See below for rates and scheduling information.

Contact First Transit at or 315-228-4287 with any other questions or concerns. 

Face coverings are required on public transportation.  



The service offers students, employees, and campus visitors easy and safe transport to and from Hancock International Airport and the bus and train stations. It also provides students a cost-effective option for small groups (four or more) to book trips to local/regional destinations. 



Download request form

Email completed request form to:

  • Each reservation must be made by noon of the preceding weekday (Monday trips require a notification by noon on the preceding Friday).
    • New Year's Day
    • Easter Sunday
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day 



Shuttle service is operated by First Transit.

First Transit Fees

Fees effective Sept. 1, 2021. To learn more about pricing information for alternate destinations, please contact First Transit using the contact information above. All fees listed below are per person.
Hancock International Airport- Syracuse Boehlert Transportation Ctr. - Utica Union Station
1 Rider $50.79 1 Rider $40.63
2 Riders $25.40 2 Riders $20.32
3 Riders $16.93 3 Riders $13.54
4 Riders $12.70 4 Riders $10.16
5 Riders $10.16 5 Riders $8.13


Questions or Comments?

Contact Colgate's purchasing office at or 315-228-7838.